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The small village of Seaton, known in Cornish as Sethyn, which means little arrow- referring to the river, is situated at the mouth of the River Seaton around three miles (5 km) to the east of Looe and ten miles (16 km) west of Plymouth in Devon.
Seaton stretches inland along the beautiful River Seaton valley. The village has a pub, a beach café serving locally sourced, fresh produce and several shops.
The popular south facing beach at Seaton is mostly shingle and stretches from the river to the village of Downderry which lies around a mile to the east. The beach is Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 for its excellent water quality. The Waves Bar, a well appointed Bar & Café, also stands just yards from the beach
The village pub, the Smugglers Inn is a large spacious pub which offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The pub serves food and offers a varied menu.
Seaton Valley Countryside Park, one of four Country Parks in Cornwall, is situated to the north of the village. Formerly a derelict caravan park, Seaton Valley Countryside Park has been owned and managed by Caradon District Council then Cornwall Council since 1995. The park includes a nature trail that can be followed for nearly two miles north to Hessenford. It contains a sensory garden, a dragonfly pond, numerous cycleways and footpaths and the first nature reserve in Cornwall to receive a green flag. The nature reserve is home to Otters, Kingfishers and Fritillary Butterflies
The Monkey Sanctuary with a colony of woolly monkeys and other rescued primates is situated two miles to the west, in woodland overlooking the stunning Looe Bay. The sanctuary is an active rescue centre dealing with monkeys that have often not had a very happy start to life. The landscaped grounds and gardens are in an unspoilt area of natural coastal woodlands which shelter many native plants and insects.
Nearby Kilminorth Woods is a Local Nature Reserve near Looe and is owned by Cornwall Council. Classified as ancient woodland, it is part of a County Wildlife Site in an Area of Special Landscape Value and is also a featured site in the BBC's Breathing Places Project.